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Me (left) and my sister Kate on my 38th birthday!

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Another view from my usual running route - pohutukawa trees are all along the road

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In Pataua for a swim with Bert.

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My name is Jen, I'm 39 and live in New Zealand. I'll be blunt: it's gorgeous where I live and if you knew what it's like you'd totally be jealous. I can see the water from the window where I am sitting right now, and if I wanted to I could walk for 3 minutes and go swimming (but I won't, because I am typing). We're surrounded by water, bush, and some awesome places to do any kind of sport you can think of - the perfect environment for getting embarrassingly fit.

On Wednesday, 16 July 2008 I stumbled on SP late one night while I was looking for a nutrition tracker. This marked the start of my mission. As we meander into 2014, the journey continues to be long and arduous, but I figure that if I persist in dragging my carcass along the trail I will reach glory eventually.

I have always loved exercise and healthy food but somehow it all just turned pear-shaped...mostly it's wine and jelly dinosaur's fault. I fell off the wagon and found myself on the road with its wheels backing over my head. The wheel imprints remain on my forehead as a reminder but now I must move forward and hope that future wagons will not have such good aim, or will at least have softer tyres.

Since finding myself in here I have run 3 Half Marathons, completed 3 triathlons, and learned lots along the way - whilst also realising how much MORE there is to learn. I'm currently chipping away at a degree in Sport & Exercise which I'm loving, but recognise that all the knowledge in the world doesn't mean anything unless you peel your arse off the couch and put down the gummi bears.

This blog captures fleeting moments of my journey towards a jealousy-worthy level of fitness and underwear shopping glory.



Member Since: 7/15/2008

Fitness Minutes: 9,043

My Goals:
Remain injury free! - ensure mix of training improves strength & flexibility to reduce injury risk

Get bodyweight down to 59kg

My Program:
Oh, it changes all the time.

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My sister Kate (Rednbrown) and I are doing this together. I think I'm lucky to have her for moral support and to retain my sanity on an ongoing basis.
Thanks Red! x

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    Hey girl!!! I'm back on Spark trying to lose some baby weight after having #2. How are you?!
    1071 days ago
    Well Ive had worse DOMs, but my shoulders/lats are the worst. How are you getting on?
    2050 days ago
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    Thanks for the friend add... looking forward to getting to know you. Noticed we are on several teams together. Should be fun.
    2051 days ago
    Not really that excited. Its just bench so hardly a thrill a minute stuff. yes it would be great to catch up soon. Hope you get your hip & knee all sorted because I've got some great workout ideas. BTW - I think I need another hobby. Would you believe Ive sorted out my training for the next 38 weeks... Need to get out much??
    2051 days ago
    Yep it was fun. Got some cool technique analysis software Ive been mucking around with too - hopefully it will help me figure out my squat issues. Yep, I'm free pretty much whenever during the day, except tomorrow early as I am training bench with Mum. Its our last session before the comp on saturday xx
    2051 days ago
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